Huddersfield celebrate success at University challenge

University of Huddersfield (UoH) Brass Band has been a model of consistency at the annual UniBrass Championships...

  University of Huddersfield came third this year

The University of Huddersfield (UoH) Brass Band has been celebrating after their talented students claimed a well deserved podium finish at the recent UniBrass Championships in Bangor.

Along with their success, their star tenor horn player Siobhan Bates was named as 'Best Soloist' and the band also claimed the award for providing the 'Best March' for their rendition of 'Liberty Bell'.

So pleased

Speaking about the achievement, lUoH Head of Brass Richard Ward told 4BR: "I'm so pleased with the band's achievements at UniBrass to claim a fourth successive podium finish at the event.

Siobhan is a fantastic player and she sounded stunning on Saturday and a huge thanks goes to conductor Jonathan Beatty who works every week with the band.

I'm so pleased with the band's achievements at UniBrass to claim a fourth successive podium finish at the eventlUoH Head of Brass Richard Ward


He added: "I love hearing about our students other skills, and a fine example is Chris Warrington. Chris not only plays cornet in the band but has a wonderful tenor voice and featured as a vocal soloist in their finale!"

We'd like to congratulate to the organisers of UniBrass for reaching their tenth contest. They really have transformed University brass banding. We have supported the contest from the start and it's a nice stat to see that UoH have averaged third place since 2011!"

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